Plumes of smoke were visible from the White House as emergency vehicles responded to a fire at 7th Street and D Street SW on the roof of a high-rise building, according to the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
The building is reportedly under construction and was seen with smoldering black smoke plumes Thursday morning. The fire was also visible from Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority confirmed the building on fire was the Metro's future headquarters, which is still under construction, according to CNN.
BREAKING: Cloud of black smoke near the White House; no details at this time. pic.twitter.com/ZfhAWPJFN5
— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) September 16, 2021
D.C. Fire and EMS reported at 11:15 a.m. that the fire was extinguished and teams were checking for hot spots.
"Fire was confined to roofing material only. There were no injuries," DC Fire and EMS tweeted.
The Washington Examiner contacted WMATA but did not immediately receive a response.
Working Fire 7th &D Sts SW. fire on the roof of a hi-rise building under construction. pic.twitter.com/Himy32T2iw
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) September 16, 2021
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Original Author: Kaelan Deese
Original Location: Plumes of smoke visible from White House after high-rise catches fire